A snowy forest

Tips for correct behaviour outdoors

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With all leisure activities when selecting a tour, observe the existing rules (e.g. protected wildlife areas, restricted hunting areas, reforested areas, information boards, etc.)

Ski tourers reading a map.
Ski tourers reading a map.

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Respect wildlife retreats, avoid feeding areas and do not make undue noise (e.g. New Year’s rockets in remote areas)

Deers at a feeding place
Deers at a feeding place.

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Cross forest areas in winter whenever possible only on designated paths and routes, (there is no need to be absolutely silent as you pass through the forest, the animals are less likely to panic to a danger they can localise)

Ascent guidance system sign. Tourers in the background
Ascent guidance system sign. Tourers in the background

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Recognice the wild animals’ habitats, try to avoid them whenever possible. Observe the wildlife only from a distance. It is most important to keep dogs on a lead and, in the harsh times of winter, it is absolutely irresponsible to let dogs run around freely in the forest.

Black grouse in a white scenery.
Black grouse in a white scenery.

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Plan your time correctly: do not be outdoors before sunrise and after sunset. Do not indulge in any outdoor sporting activities off the approved routes and paths.

Skier on his way down.
Skier on his way down.

6

 

Never travel through reforested areas and areas of new growth.

Two skiers in front of a site protecting forest.
Two skiers in front of a site protecting forest.
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